The more than 2,000 participants from over 120 countries were here for the *AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva 2019* — four days of presentations and discussions on how to make the world a better place for children to grow up in by leveraging the emerging power of machine learning.
A group of researchers from Tencent Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Nankai University recently combined two commonly used techniques — Batch Normalization (BatchNorm) and Dropout — into an Independent Component (IC) layer inserted before each weight layer to make inputs more independent*.
DeepMind is a trailblazer in the trending computer vs humans gaming research space. Following milestone victories against human pros on the board game Go and video game StarCraft II, the Google-owned research company has now pitted their new AI system against humans in the first-person shooter multiplayer video game Quake III Arena.
Might there be a more efficient approach to scaling up CNNs to improve accuracy? Researchers from Google AI say “yes” and have proposed a new model scaling method in their ICML 2019 paper EfficientNet: Rethinking Model Scaling for Convolutional Neural Networks.
In a new statement issued late Sunday, the world’s largest technical professional organization the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced it is lifting restrictions it had imposed scarcely a week ago on editorial and peer reviews involving employees of Chinese tech communication giant Huawei.
Earlier this month restored images of iconic Hong Kong film stars like Bridget Lin and Joey Wong began circulating on Chinese social media. An AI-enabled touch-up process revealed distinct facial contours and features in old and fuzzy or low-res photos, revisiting the comely visages that made the public fall in love with these ’90s stars.